Fun Pizza Facts

Everyone seems to love pizza, so we assumed there must be lots of fun pizza facts floating around on the Internet. If you’ve ever been on the Internet then you know how popular pizza is there as well. Let’s dive into some interesting pizza facts we’ve accumulated from our research.

  • Since 1987, October has been officially designated National Pizza Month in the United States.
  • Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second.[11]
  • Of the more than 5 billion pizzas sold worldwide, approximately 3 billion are sold in the US each year — that’s 46 slices a year per person.
  • About 1 in 8 Americans eats pizza any given day.
  • Over 5 billion pizzas are sold all over the world each year.
  • 2,500,000 Pizzas Are Sold From Pizza Hut During the Super Bowl
  • The modern pizza, as we know it, originated in Naples, Italy, back in the 1700’s when cash-strapped peasants topped flat focaccia bread with fresh tomatoes.
  • The average pizzeria uses roughly 55 pizza boxes per day.
  • The word “pizza” dates back over a thousand years—it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.
  • In 1830 pizza truly began with the opening of the world’s first pizzeria. Named Port’Alba, the pizzas were cooked in an oven lined with lava from Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located on the Bay of Naples.